Charlton Athletic fans will have once again been biting their nails this morning after it was reported that Addicks boss Lee Bowyer was one of the lead candidates for the now vacant Cardiff City manager’s job.
Following Neil Warnock’s departure yesterday, a host of names have been linked with the role, with Bowyer being one, however, any fears that Charlton supporters may have had will have surely been cooled following an update from Richard Cawley of the South London Press, who tweeted an update on the situation:
After a spot of checking, I don't believe there has been any contact from Cardiff for Lee Bowyer. #cafc
— Richard Cawley (@RichCawleySLP) November 12, 2019
This seems to suggest that Bowyer may not be in Cardiff’s immediate thoughts with regards to filling the void left by Warnock, thus calming fears amongst the Valley faithful, who will be keen to see their manager continue the great work he has done in south London so far.
Do you think Bowyer will leave Charlton?
Bowyer has been a massive part of Charlton’s recent rejuvenation as a club, with the 42-year-old having seen his side get promoted from League One via the play-offs last term to becoming unlikely candidates for a play-off push in the Championship this campaign after a brilliant start to the season.
It is clear the fans have a strong connection with their manager, and many will be confident he will be staying in SE7 for the foreseeable future, particularly as Bowyer only signed a new contract in June of this year following a summer of uncertainty surrounding his future.
Charlton fans will certainly be hoping that the ex-West Ham United player stays put as the squad looks to continue it’s solid start since gaining promotion, with games to come against Cardiff, Luton and Sheffield Wednesday in the coming weeks, offering the Addicks the chance to strengthen their position.
It remains to be seen if Bowyer will be interested in the vacant post in south Wales, plus any kind of move for the 42-year-old would also surely rest on Charlton granting Bowyer permission to speak to Cardiff, which is something that they are likely to refuse to do after such a positive start to the season.